Situation in Donbas aggravates: 11 Ukrainian soldiers injured, traumatized amidst 76 attacks in past day, - ATO HQ

Combined Russian-separatist forces committed 76 attacks on Ukrainian military personnel repeatedly using weapons banned by the Minsk agreements.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) headquarters press center as of April 25, 2018.

"In Luhansk direction, the militants bombarded the ATO forces’ defenses in the vicinity of Novoluhanske with multiple rocket launchers, 152-mm barrel artillery, 120-mm mortars and tank armament. The enemy also shelled Ukrainian troops near Svitlodarsk with 152-mm cannons and 82-mm mortars; employed 122-mm cannons, 120- and 82-mm mortars, and armament of infantry fighting vehicles against defenders of Luhanske and Novhorodske; committed strikes with 122 mm artillery near Zaitseve; and blanketed the outskirts of Troitske village with 120- and 82-mm mortar shells. Moreover, the invaders fired upon the defenders of Novozvanivka with 120-mm mortars, armament of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, and large-caliber machine guns. Ukrainian troops deployed near Novoselivka were attacked with tank armament, 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers, and armament of infantry fighting vehicles, while defenders of Malynove came under small arms fire.

"At Donetsk section of the forefront, the defenders of Verkhniotoretske, Butivka mine, Vodiane, and Hnutove were bombarded with grenade launchers and banned 120-mm mortars. The invaders employed 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, and small arms against defenders of Avdiivka; armament of infantry fighting vehicles - against ddefenders of Talakivka, Bohdanivka, and Butivka mine. The militants committed grenade launcher strikes in the vicinity of Kamianka; fired upon the ATO forces’ defenses near Pavlopil, Hnutove, Slavne, Krasnohorivka, Nevelske, Verkhniotoretske, and Pisky wih large-caliber machine guns. Defenders of Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, Hnutove and Pyshchevyk came under small arms fire. In addition, the enemy attacked the Ukrainian troops deployed near Talakivka and Hnutove with anti-tank missile systems.

"Eight Ukrainian soldiers were injured in action, three more received combat traumas over the past 24-hour period. The injured soldiers were promptly taken to hospitals and provided with necessary medical care," the situation report reads.

Earlier, Russian mercenaries committed 69 attacks on Ukrainian troops April 24.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3063376